The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined a plea from a film producer, seeking more time for actor Sanjay Dutt to surrender and undergo his remaining three-and-half-year jail term in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.

A Bench of justices B.S. Chauhan and Dipak Misra refused to hear the plea of the producer, who said Mr. Dutt had to complete two films under production.

On May 10, the court declined to review its judgment upholding the conviction of Mr. Dutt under the Arms Act. He has already served one and half years prison and will have to surrender on or before May 16 to serve the remaining sentence.

Actor wants to surrender in Pune

Staff Reporter reports from Mumbai:

Meanwhile, the actor sought permission from the special TADA court in Mumbai to surrender in the Yerawada jail in Pune, citing threat to his life from fundamentalist groups in Mumbai.

Special judge GA Sanap, after hearing his application, asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to file its reply on Wednesday.

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